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Re: [vox-tech] home server choice
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Re: [vox-tech] home server choice

first, i have already had my server running on a ubuntu box at home, i
want to upgrade it to a more reliable solution since my data become
more important.
As to Tony's question, the services I need to have are: web pages,
ssh, ftp, and svn; also as a media server for internal use.
I have only a home router, but it's fine for me, at least for now; i
don't really need a static IP, everytime it changes, I just re-route
it, it doesn't happen too often.
As of the hard disk, I am thinking of 1TB, and having a raid support,
but I heard we can have it in a software way?


On Sun, Sep 20, 2009 at 12:40 AM, Tony Cratz <cratz@hematite.com> wrote:
> Scott Miller wrote:
>> Well any computer will work for a home server. From a random old
>> pentium laptop, some old donated pentium III machine, or a big
>> expensive $$$$ honkin' box.
>> That particular Dell is ok, but consider it is not quiet nor low
>> powered. Also it will require (noisy) SCSI drives ($$$$).
>> Redhat is great, but unless you need to pay Redhat for a support
>> contract there are other good free options. (Ubuntu!)
>> FWIW my home "server" is a $149 MSI Wind Atom-based box,
>        Before we can really answer your question of what you need
>        for a home server we really need the following answered:
>        What do YOU mean by 'home server'? Do you mean you will be
>        providing services to the outside world such as web pages,
>        E-mail, SSH, DNS, FTP and or VoIP?
>        Or do you mean you want it to be a web proxy, WiFi, file server
>        or media server in the house?
>        The reason why I ask is they are two different type services.
>        They can be on the same box but they are really two type of
>        servers. Also with one which provide services to the outside
>        world you may need a different router then a standard home
>        router and maybe static IP(s).
>        Scott brings up a very good point about SCSI drives ($$$$).
>        But let me also add something else to think about. Now days
>        if you are going to be providing a lot of disc space it is
>        getting harder to find cheap IDE drives. Most drives now are
>        SATA. Which brings up the question of how much disc space
>        do you plan to have on your server? Which then may mean
>        you need to look at a box which will support a number of
>        hard drives or look at a NAS (Network address storage) box.
>        We can throw out a number of ideas but until we really know
>        what you mean by a 'home server' we never really will be able
>        to answer your question.
>                                                        Tony
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